The General Plan is required to have the following components, or elements:
- LAND USE - designates the general location and intensity of housing, business, industry, open space, education, public buildings and grounds, waste disposal facilities, and other land uses.
- CIRCULATION - identifies the general location and extent of existing and proposed major roads, transportation routes, terminals, and public utilities and facilities. It must be correlated with the land use element.
- HOUSING - a comprehensive assessment of current and projected housing needs for all economic segments of the community and region. It sets forth local housing policies and programs to implement those policies.
- CONSERVATION - addresses the conservation, development, and use of natural resources including water, forests, soils, rivers, and mineral deposits.
- OPEN SPACE - details plans and measures for preserving open space for natural resources, the managed production of resources, outdoor recreation, public health and safety, and the identification of agricultural land.
- NOISE - identifies and appraises noise problems within the community and forms the basis for distributing new noise-sensitive land uses.
- SAFETY - establishes policies and programs to protect the community from risks associated with seismic, geologic, flood, and wildfire hazards.
Beyond these required elements, each city may adopt additional elements that cover subjects of particular interest to their jurisdiction. In addition to the elements above, the City of Lincoln has adopted a Redevelopment Element, a Public Services and Facilities Element, and an Economic Development Element.
The City’s current General Plan can be downloaded below.
Development Services Department
City of Lincoln
600 Sixth Street
Lincoln, CA 95648
(916) 645-3552 fax
2050 General Plan (pdf) 10230k
Amended Public Facilities Element (pdf) 586k
Housing Element, Background Report, 2010 (pdf) 1653k
General Plan Land Use Map - October 2012 (pdf) 6298k
Housing Element, Policy Document 2010 (pdf) 117k
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